A man looks at messages written in chalk at a make-shift memorial for the late Jack Layton, leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP), at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto August 23, 2011. // Memorial for Layton. (Mike Cassese - Reuters)

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A man looks at messages written in chalk at a make-shift memorial for the late Jack Layton, leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP), at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto August 23, 2011.

During Jack Layton's state funeral, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, MSN users logged on to share their memories of the late NDP Leader.

Here, MSN News compiles some of those thoughts, along with photos of Canadians mourning this charismatic, well-loved (and well-hated) politician.

"Always dream a dream that lasts longer than a lifetime" - Jack Layton